The Whale's Tail
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A fantastic climb.
Start on the sloping ledge at waist height with good feet, make a hard move up and left and continue on the slopers until heading up and out left at the end for a heartbreaking move to the end jug and an easy top out.
A variation (unknown name) goes straight up and a bit harder V5? it makes excellent use on a undercling pinch hold that makes the sequence very doable.
West side of area, on an overhanging arete.
Pad and a spotter
the V5 variation goes straight up
Starting Whale's Tail...
Dave Cote starting one of Rumneys best boulder pro...
starting moves, pic by Seth Hamel
Trying as hard as I can to get the finish
Tim getting the heel hook.
first moves of the whales tail
Sticking the pinch on the V5 variation. self portr...
getting the foot up to make the bump to the lip. S...
"Your eyes can deceive you; don't trust ...
|Comments on The Whale's Tail
From: plymouth, nh
Aug 9, 2009
rating: V4+ 6B+
I did the stright up variation the other day, I feel it is a solid V5, the crux coming after you get the pinch and go to the triangle slot at the top that when hit just right forms a good crimp, I fel this way is more fun then the regular Whale's Tail.